Deri

The Memorial Garden in Deri does not presently containt the names of those who died in war. Names are to be added later this year.  Each death will be commemorated on a stone to be placed arround the central feature and the dedication will be on September 29 2017. Both those who died in the Great War and those known to have died in the 2nd World War will be commemorated.
Below are the names of those who will be commemorated (those who died in the 1st World War are in black, those in the 2nd World War are in brown and italics). The information on this page is taken mainly from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Click on the poppy, when available, for more information on an individual. If you can help or if you would like to add some information to what we have - please contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Deri 1914-18 & 1939-45

Names on Memorial  Additional Information
Alexander Andrews Alexander Andrews
Private 16636 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Died November 11 1918.
Grave in the North Corner, Bougnies Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.
Peter Blake Peter Blake
Private 16405 King's Shropshire Light Infantry 2nd Battalion.
Died April 25 1915.
Panel 47 and 49. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Reginald Clifford Reginald Clifford
Gunner W/2313 Royal Field Artillery "D" Battery, 121st Brigade.
Died July 17 1916, age 30.
Grave II. E. I. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
Son of William George and Alice Arm Clifford, of 3, Council Holdings, Cheddar, Somerset. Native of Bathford, Bath.
James Cooper James Cooper
Sapper 146915 Royal Engineers 250th Tunnelling Company.
Died May 8 1916.
Grave IV, Forges-Les-Eaux Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
David John Davies David John Davies
Private 33773 Welsh Regiment 9th Battalion.
Died July 1 1916, age 27.
Grave V. E. 1, Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Son of Enoch and Ruth Davies, of Dowlais, Glam; husband of Margaret Jane Davies.
Isaac Thomas Davies Isaac Thomas Davies
Private 22860 Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Died October 23 1918, age 36.
Grave I. D. 8, Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France
Husband of Sophia Davies, of 17, Upper Rd., Cwm-syfiog, Mon.
R A Duck R. A. Duck
Private 117577 Machine Gun Corps 50th Battalion.
Died August 9 1918, age 23.
Grave B. 19. Vignacourt British Cemetery, Somme, France
Son of Matilda Duck and the late Edgar Albert Duck, of Darran Cottage, Deri, Cardiff.
David James Evans David James Evans
Private 7289 Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Died October 25 1914.
Panel 37, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
William Evans William Evans
Private 15984 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 7th Battalion.
Died November 26 1915, age 20.
Grave I. A. 11, Mericourt-L'abbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Son of John and Mary Evans, of Blakemoor Flat, Snailbeach, Shrewsbury.
David Robert Gabb David Robert Gabb
Gunner 3905431 Royal Artillery 453 Battery, 68 (1st Rifle Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment.
Died March 8 1941, age 38.
Section B. Grave 3500, Gwaelod-y-brithdir Cemetery, Bargoed, Glamorganshire.
Son of Robert J. Gabb and Margaret Blodwen Gabb; husband of Tydfil Mary Gabb, of Deri.
Edgar Francis Giles Edgar Francis Giles
Private 23818 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1st Battalion.
Died 23 July 1916 age 20.
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 6 B
Son of William Jenkin Giles and Elizabeth Ann Giles, of Central Buildings, Deri, Cardiff.
Herbert Gregory Herbert Gregory
Private 32614 Welsh Regiment 16th Battalion.
Died 15 March 1916.
Grave III. E. 6, Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richbourg-l’Avoue, Pas de Calais, France
William John Haskoll William John Haskoll
Serjeant 248 Monmouthshire Regiment 1st Battalion.
Died May 25 1915, age 31.
Grave VIII. D. 43, Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Son of Daniel and Margaret Haskoll, of Tynewydd Cottages, Argoed, Newport, Mon.
John Hawkins John Hawkins
Private 15809 Welsh Regiment 18th Battalion.
Died 24 March 1918.
Bay 6, Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Brother of Samuel Charles Hawkins below.
Samuel Charles Hawkins Samuel Charles Hawkins
Sapper 151311 Royal Engineers 253rd Tunnelling Company.
Died January 20 1916.
Panel 4 and 5, Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Brother of John Hawkins above.
John Jenkins John Jenkins
Lance Corporal 8/16445 South Wales Borderers 8th Battalion.
Died between December 15 & 16 1917, age 35.
Grave B. 277, Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.
Husband of Mary Jenkins, of 77, Treharne Rd., Caerau, Bridgend, Glam.
Stanley Millward Jones Stanley Millward Jones
Lance Corporal 2735632 Welsh Guards 1st Battalion.
Died 9 January 1942, age 24.
Section I, Grave 2744, Gwaelod-y-brithdir Cemetery, Nr Bargoed, South Wales.
Son of John and Margaret Jones, of Deri.
William Jones William Jones
Gunner 28668 Royal Field Artillery 527th Howitzer Battery.
Died November 4 1918, age 28.
Grave Div. 62. II. P. 6, Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France
Son of Hannah Jones, of 22, Edward's St., Miskin, Mountain Ash, Glam.
William Jones William Jones
Private 7016 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Died 24 May 1915.
Panel 33. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Husband of Margaret Jane Jones, of 4, Bargoed Terrace, Deri, Cardiff.
Thomas Lewis Thomas Lewis
Private 23725 Welsh Regiment 16th Battalion.
Died February 8 1916.
Grave VI. K. 2, Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Thomas J MacCarthy Thomas J MacCarthy
Driver WT4/123212 Army Service Corps 4th Auxiliary Horse Company.
Died 8 November 1918, age 22.
Grave V. E. 48, Longgueness (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Son of Mary O'Keeffe (formerly MacCarthy), of 119, Bailey St., Deri, Cardiff, and the late Daniel MacCarthy.
James Henry Price James Henry Price
Leading Aircraftman 1406561 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve B.S.R.U.
Died 7 November 1944, age 21.
Plot 9, Row 2, Grave 28, Oostende New Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Son of William and Ada Price, of Deri, Glamorgan.
Jenkin Richards Jenkin Richards
Private 202908 Welsh Regiment 9th Battalion.
Died 17 April 1918, age 23.
Panel 93 to 94, Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Husband of Edith Jane Curran (formerly Richards), of 66, Bailey St., Deri, Cardiff.
David William Roberts David William Roberts
Sapper 151320 Royal Engineers 253rd Tunnelling Company.
Died 13 March 1916, age 21.
Panel 4 and 5. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Son of Mrs. Sarah Roberts, of 14, New Rd., Deri, Cardiff.
Benjamin Thomas Benjamin Thomas
Sapper 86109 Royal Engineers 170th Tunnelling Company.
Died June 3 1915.
Panel 1, Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
David Walters David Walters
Private 15557 Welsh Regiment 11th Battalion.
Died March 27 1917.
Grave D. XVIII. 5, Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.
Samuel Weeks Samuel Weeks
Private 15981 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 2nd Battalion.
Died April 5 1915.
Grave III. A. 31, Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.

Isaac Thomas Davies

Isaac Thomas Davies was born 28 November 1882 at 7 Jenkins Row, Deri, to Sarah Ann Davies. In 1881 Sarah Ann was 16 years old and worked loading coke. She lived with her parents Thomas and Mary Davies, and a much elder brother Abraham, at 7 Jenkins Row. Both her father and brother were coal miners. Sarah Ann had been born in Tirphil, but the family were originally from Rhymney.
Sarah Ann married Richard Williams in early 1885 and in 1891 the family lived at 14 Cambrian Street, Deri. All the family used the name Williams including Isaac T. Abraham Davies lived in lodgings in Deri.
In 1901, 18 year old Isaac T Williams was head of the family living at 7 Herbert Street in Brithdir. He was a coal smith working aboveground. In the family were his mother Sarah Ann, brothers George (13) and William (7), and uncle Abraham, all, including Abraham, recorded with the surname Williams.
In 1908 Isaac Thomas Davies married Sophia Jenkins and in 1911 they were recorded as living at 17 Upper Road, Cwmsyfiog, the village in which Sophia had been born, just across the Rhymney River from Brithdir. They had a 2 year old daughter. Isaac was a coal miner.
Isaac Davies was killed in action 23 October 1918. It is not known whether he and his wife had other children. 

David James Evans

David James Evans was, according to the WW1 Casualty List, born in Deri but resident in Dowlais. It has not yet been possible to identify him. 

Herbert Gregory

Herbert Gregory was born in Deri in 1896. In 1911 he lived at 20 Upper Cefn Road, Deri with his mother and siblings. Before he enlisted he had been working as a miner at Groesfaen Colliery.

He first entered the theatre of war in France on December 4 1915.

Deri GregoryH WM 19160404Western Mail April 4 1916

John Hawkins

Deri HawkinsJ WM 19180419John Hawkins was born in Deri in 1892. In 1911 he lived at 87 Bailey Street, Deri with his parents and siblings, including his brother Samuel who was allso killed in the Great War.

He first entered the theatre of war in France July 18 1915.




Western Mail April 19 1918

Jenkin Richards

Deri RichardsJ WM 19180620Jenkin Richards was born in Rhymney in 1890. His mother died when he was young. The family moved to Deri some time after 1901. In 1911 he lived at 35 New Road, Deri with his father, step-mother and brothers. In 1915 he married Edith Jane Evans and they lived at 22 Glynmarch Street, Deri.

Western Mail
June 10 1918

 


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